Mt. Olive was planted by Rev. Jameson L. Teamor in June, 1992. When he retired from ministry, he joined Dr. Teamor's (his daughter) church plant, Mt. Calvary House of Prayer (planted in 2007.) In 2015, When Rev. went home to glory, the church adopted the name, Mt. Olive. In 2008, we formed Calvary House to aid our Veterans and their families. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of our volunteers, our board, and our amazing church community. We now worship weekly with members in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan. Reverend Teamor would be ecstatic to know about the international reach of the ministry he started!. To God be the Glory!
Bishop Dr. D. L. Teamor, our Senior Pastor, is a wife, mother, pastor, author and founder of Calvary House, a 501c3 established to support US Veterans. Dr. Teamor began teaching Sunday School and Youth Bible Camp at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church when she was only 16 years old, and she has held nearly every position available at Mt. Olive since its inception in 1992 including church secretary, choir director, trustee, assistant pastor, pastor, and now, bishop. She accepted her call to ministry and was licensed there in 2001, then ordained in 2002. Additionally, she planted Mt. Calvary House of Prayer in 2007, where she served as pastor for seven years. She holds a BS in Business Administration, an MBA, a Ph.D. in Business Marketing, and a second Doctorate in Systematic Theology. She started her corporate career at IBM at age 19 and eventually, her experiences crossed the educational, technological, automotive, and real estate industries. She gives all thanks and praise to Jesus Christ for all He has done in her life!
Pastor Damont Goolsby, who suffered a massive stroke at the age of 23 only months after graduating from Morehouse College accepted his call to ministry in December, 2020. After being "written off" by doctors and told that he had "the mind of a two year old," his mother, the late Barbara Ann Goolsby, unwilling to accept that prognosis, began extensive rehabilitation exercises with him, and to say that he has beaten the odds is an understatement. He committed his life to Christ and served on the Usher Board of Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, MI with his father, the late Ralph Goolsby. In 2015, he was ordained as a Deacon at Mt. Olive MCC. He has also dedicated his life to helping others experience total health and healing as they overcome their own physical and/or mental challenges. Though his loving parents are no longer with him, their spirits will live on as Pastor Damont continues to forge a path of health and healing, all while leading others on their own journey to spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness!
Pastor Jimmy Shaw, was born in Belfast Northern Ireland and has been walking with the Lord Jesus for many years since 1977 when he made his commitment to Christ. He was in training in those early years to be a motor mechanic, but at the age of 20 yrs he decided to commit to a different path and try and make a career in Youth Work. He found that he had real skills in working with young people but felt he needed some Bible training. At that time in the UK dyslexia was not recognised which meant he couldn’t finish the Bible training course as there was no help available. Still believing in the call of working with young people, he gained skills in the outdoors canoeing, rock-climbing, mountain-walking and sailing. He got married in 1984 and has worked with youth, current and ex-prisoners, and with disabled adults, He began formal ministry in April, 2021. Pastor Jimmy continues his journey to forge a path of healing, encouragement, and empowerment for all but especially young people today as they have so much information and disinformation being thrown at them. There needs to be proper teaching and guidance given to enable the following generations to continue growing the Kingdom of God.
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"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 -- Join us weekly for In-depth illustrative Bible studies designed to foster comprehensive Biblical knowledge and wisdom. If prompted, enter 5555 for password
The purpose of our High Hopes Wellness Ministry is to promote health and healing as part of our overall spiritual condition, and to help our congregation show love for one another and ourselves. We strive to support each other in attaining wellness of our minds, bodies, and spirits through guided Bible studies, uplifting, and prayer. If prompted, enter 5555 for password.
Join us each Friday as we place our petitions before the Lord Jesus Christ, praying for the church, individuals, the sick, and others.
This special small group meets once every three months where we gather online to watch portions or all of a mainstream movie, and apply it to the Word of God! Enter 5555 If passcode is required.
Basic Training is a compact, yet comprehensive topical faith study covering issues pertinent to Christian foundations and everyday life.
Here at Mt. Olive, we celebrate both our children and the colorful world in which we live through our online storytime session. We read one or two books highlighting different ethnicities, cultures, and nationalities; sing a song or two; and give thanks to God for giving us such a beautiful world to live in, and people to live amongst!
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9 :7
The mission of Calvary House is to provide support to formerly deployed military men and women as they re-enter the community, as well as the families of deployed and returning soldiers by providing services that are consistently available, accessible, and responsive to the needs of individual service members, families, and groups seeking assistance. We will work within the community to contribute, facilitate, and promote awareness of the needs of our men and women in the armed services to the enrichment of all; and to provide high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive services to as many military personnel and their families as possible.